Monday, October 23, 2006

The Color of Fall

Yesterday afternoon I took a drive to see some fall colors. It was a drab day with mostly no sun, and around 50 degrees. So a good day for a drive. Starting off here are the first colors I saw.





I came to this bridge that crossed over the railroad tracks. That was a high bridge too and kind of gave me the willies getting close to the edge to take the pictures, since I'm not a big fan of heights. But the view was worth it.











Next I came to this sign and so I decided I just had to drive down Dead Ox Hollow Road!






This was the view driving down Dead Ox Hollow Road and eventually I crossed another bridge going back over the railroad tracks again.


















Finally I drove into a park and saw 3 deers. I got the picture of this one as they hurried across the road.

21 Comments:

Blogger Rachel said...

No, I did not see any dead ox on Dead Ox Hollow Road!!

8:53 AM  
Blogger Sue said...

Love the fall foliage. Beautiful colors!
Thanks for taking us on your drive!
(and glad there were no dead Ox!)

10:01 AM  
Blogger Tammy said...

Now, that was a gorge ya'll!!!
Awesome!!
And what quick reflexes you have to even get one of the deer???
:-D

10:53 AM  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

The leaves are gorgeous, Rachel....For me, this is the best part of "fall"...the beautiful beautiful reds,oranges, yellows, even the browns....Such a feast for the eyes! You live in such a beautiful area...It is like having a tour and a visit to your part of the country....Thank You very very much!

10:56 AM  
Blogger Ralph's Homespun Headlines said...

Rachel
Sounds like you had a good time. Those colors are great. And, yes, I would have asked the question - did you see a dead ox. I see you answered it before I could ask.
Ralph

11:37 AM  
Blogger Mountain Mama said...

You are very brave to get a picture from the bridge. It looks very high to me.
Your pictures are so pretty, especially the one with colored leaves.
It seems that Autumn is happening everywhere.

4:26 PM  
Blogger 1 plus twins said...

it looks beautiful!! but i don't miss the cold days that come with that.

6:23 PM  
Anonymous happy and blue 2 said...

Was there any dead ox on..oh, never mind,ha,ha..

You live in a really pretty part of the country..

7:04 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

My kinda colors. It's getting like that around here, too

By the way, you need to go back and read my blog again. I think I posted while you were commenting. I solved the problem.

7:19 PM  
Blogger cityfarmer said...

took my breath away!!!!

7:24 PM  
Blogger Britmum said...

Really beautiful pictures Rachel. I love the fall colours. You take the best photies.

Take care xx

8:53 AM  
Blogger Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Dead Ox Hollow Road...what a name! We sure do have some colorful names here in our state, don't we?

Your fall pictures are gorgeous...I bet it's breathtaking there where you live. It's always a treat to be able to get a picture of a deer because they run so fast.

6:48 PM  
Anonymous Jerry said...

Rachel,
Beautiful pics. I need to get out with my camera.

8:26 PM  
Blogger PEA said...

Your pictures are breathtaking..no wonder I love this time of year:-) Our trees are now all bare so I'm really missing all the Autumn colours that we had up until a week ago! What luck to get a picture of those deer! I'm terrified of heights so I don't think I would have been able to stand on that bridge to take a picture below it...ugh! lol

9:46 PM  
Blogger juryizout said...

Wow, the colors are really great! I need to get out to Red River Gorge and see them...

You're also making me miss the colors of East Tennessee. They are just as spectacular.

10:55 AM  
Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

Wonderful shots. Thanks for sharing.

4:06 PM  
Blogger Gary said...

Thanks for the tour. I love it when people put pictures of nearby places tey visit. And these are especially good. That second one os my favorite. Spectacular.

3:30 AM  
Blogger Doug Bagley said...

How beautiful.We get "fall" here but not the colors y'all do.

4:43 PM  
Blogger Cliff Morrow said...

WOW...what a view you have in that area.

7:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great fall colors Rachel, sorry I've not caught up for a while, I got lazy and installed Bloglines to keep track of new posts but your site wasn't included!!! Tis now!!

6:31 PM  
Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

The fall colors here are so pretty too. It seemed like they changed overnight! I really love the dark wine colors that some of the trees turn to. What a lovely time of year this is. I wish it would last longer before the cold sets in. Last year was fairly mild, so maybe this year will be a mild winter also.
I've gotta hit the road to drive to school now.
Take care and eat some truffles. I will too!!

6:32 AM  

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